Preparing for the Worst: Disaster Planning at the Art, Architecture, and Engineering Library

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Preparing for the Worst: Disaster Planning at the Art, Architecture, and Engineering Library

  1. 1. Preparing  for  the  Worst:   Disaster  Planning  at  the   Art,  Architecture  and   Engineering  Library   Haven  Hall  Fire,  Bentley  Image  Bank   Rebecca  Frank,  University   hEp://quod.lib.umich.edu/b/bhl/x-­‐bl005022/bl005022   Library  Associate  Mlibrary.  (2006).  Un#tled  Photograph  of  the   hEp://www.flickr.com/photos/swinehartdesign/4513669656/  Duderstadt  Center.  
  2. 2. Disaster  Planning  • People  &  FaciliYes  • Business  ConYnuity  • ProtecYon  and  PreservaYon  of  CollecYons  
  3. 3. Salvage  PrioriYes  • Ways  to  prioriYze:  value,  uniqueness,  business  conYnuity  • List  of  specific  items  vs.  PrioriYzaYon  of  the  enYre  collecYon  • ConfidenYality    
  4. 4. Response  and  Recovery  Teams  • Library  AdministraYon,  AAEL  Staff,  and  PreservaYon/ConservaYon  Staff  • SelecYon  and  Training  • ContribuYons  to  the  plan  
  5. 5. Disaster  Supplies  • North  campus  disaster  cabinet  • Inventory  in  plan  • Disaster  supplies  vs.  general  office  supplies  
  6. 6. MLibrary.  Un#tled  Photograph  of  Five   Luminous  Towers  :  a  Book  to  Be  Read  in  the   hEp://www.flickr.com/photos/david_s_carter/ Dark.  Art,  Architecture  and  Engineering   5507085133/in/set-­‐72157625769567484/lightbox/   Library  ArYsts’  Books  CollecYon.  Challenges  • CVGA   • Unique  materials   • Replace  vs.  Repair  • Special  CollecYons   • High  priority  items   • Storage  condiYons   • Access   hEp://www.flickr.com/photos/david_s_carter/ 5507078599/sizes/o/in/set-­‐72157625769567484/  
  7. 7. Next  Steps  • Updates  to  plan  as  staff  changes  • Keep  supplies  in  stock,  replacement  schedules  • Reevaluate  salvage  prioriYes  on  a  regular  basis  
  8. 8. We  had  a  fine  Yme  on  campus  during  the  flood,  Bentley   Image  Bank.   hEp://quod.lib.umich.edu/b/bhl/x-­‐bl004123/bl004123  hEp://www.flickr.com/photos/ministrylink/183586484/   QuesYons?   frankrd@umich.edu   Unless  otherwise  stated,  all  images  appear   courtesy  of  the  University  of  Michigan  Library   Department  of  PreservaYon  and  ConservaYon.  
  9. 9. Thank  You!   Rebecca  Frank,  University   Library  Associate  I  would  like  to  thank  the  following  individuals:  Shannon  Zachary,  David  Carter,  Catherine  Soehner,  Jamaine  Wourman,  Mark  ScoE,  Leena  Lalwani,  AnneEe  Haines,  Rebecca  Price,  Paul  Grochowski,  Sara  Samuels,  Val  Waldron,  and  Stephanie  Grimm.   hEp://www.flickr.com/photos/arfried/175820888/  

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